Middlefield, OH (PRWEB) October 18, 2013
Advancing Eco Agriculture, the leading provider of regenerative agriculture systems, discusses an innovative way for growers to improve soil quality.
According to an October 8, 2013 article published by HortiDaily, titled “Chile: Worms to improve soil fertility,” Chilean growers are restoring the original properties of their soil with technical assistance from INDAP’s Local Development Program, using worms to improve conditions for vegetable production.
In the article, grower Alicia Pereira says, many people admire her chard because of how green and healthy it is. She has been using this innovative method of worm composting for the past three years to produce natural fertilizers for her crops.
Nora Lefno, the technical head of the Local Development Program Quillota elaborates on the benefits of using worms to build healthy soil. “The process has a series of advantages, such as the recycle of the organic material that prevents the burning of vegetable waste, the lower production costs, no chemical fertilizers are used and the improvement of the soil’s structure,” she says. “This is why we planned to support those growers to help them produce their own worm humus using the organic waste from their own crops.”
John Kempf, Founder and CEO of Advancing Eco Agriculture, the leading provider of regenerative agriculture systems, agrees that the use of worms has multiple benefits to growers. “Very often, the tendency is to look for chemical or commercial solutions to ‘band-aid’ our pest or disease problems, We tend to overlook obvious natural solutions. Earthworms and the soil microbial system they stimulate greatly improve soil quality without the use of harmful chemical fertilizers. This is an example of the ability of regenerative agriculture. We applaud the Chilean farming community for recognizing and harnessing the power of natural systems, and hope to see this continued progress towards a regenerative model in the worldwide agricultural community, ” stated John Kempf.
Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA), has created models for understanding the soil-plant system and how this system’s performance can be optimized with plant nutrition supplied at Critical Points of Influence (CPI’s). AEA’s product technologies and consulting services help farmers around the world to grow healthier crops, regenerate soil health and improve farm economics. AEA’s mission is to help farmers produce quality, high yielding and disease and insect resistant crops through a systems-based approach to complete plant nutrition.